Jared Mitchell's Recovery Ahead of Schedule

Jared Mitchell, who suffered a torn tendon on the inside of his left ankle while making a spectacular catch in center field during a spring training game, is reportedly ahead of schedule in his recovery.

From Chicago Tribune Website:

Jared Mitchell, the Sox’s No. 1 pick in the 2009 draft, is ahead of
schedule in his rehabilitation from a tendon tear in his left ankle.
Mitchell is doing his rehab at Louisiana State and will play in the
Instructional League in Arizona in September.

Now before anyone gets ahead of themselves, the Instructional League isn’t the Arizona Fall League, it’s just instructs, but getting Mitchell back into any kind of action this year has to be considered a very good thing and hopefully he’ll be back to 100% for the start of the ’11 season.

We ranked Jared Mitchell as the number 5 prospect coming into the season here at FutureSox.com, and most publications had him higher than that, with some even placing him at the #1 spot. Needless to say, his injury was a killer blow for what was already a very thin farm system.

There is some other recent Jared Mitchell news. He will be representing the White Sox, along with former Sox player (and occasional fill in broadcaster) Mike Huff, at the 2010 June Draft, which gets underway on June 7th at 8 p.m for the first 50 picks. We’ll be covering the draft right here at FutureSox.com, along with on our Twitter feed.

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